An Airstream became the object of Able And Baker Design‘s focus – inspired by NASA’s 1968 Apollo 11 Airstream, this revamped recreational vehicle project was sent by Jen Zahigian to share with everyone who loves RV transformations. Designed to be confined to a permanent location but with the possibility of someday be moved to an RV park, the Airstream’s electrical system was re-imagined to support a new fridge, convection oven, and on-demand water heater, while still maintaining some original systems in place. Transforming an out-of-date crowded design into an open, versatile space captured between the Airstream’s walls was a challenging project – jalousie windows were replaced by custom aluminum dual-glazed awning windows and the cabinetry and furniture ware handcrafted in the studio’s woodshop. A found “GPS” globe spins in a corner and an automated futon slides down to reveal a wood bookcase. One of the original features left unchanged is the storage unit hovering over the bed, in which two new speakers were embedded. The Airstream Project is described as “a big endeavor, beginning with a crash course in Airstream culture and history.” We say it’s a fresh renovation project that will inspire future Airstream projects. What do you think?
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